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Kenmore Fridge- all lights blinking

I have a 2 yr old Kenmore french door fridge with bottom freezer 596.77532600. All lights on the display are blinking, the temperature for both the freezer and fridge are going up. No inputs on the control board work and I can not enter the programming or diagnostics mode on the control board. I replaced the display control circuit board but the same problem still exists.

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  • notcool Jan 01, 2008

    Many thanks for the tip. There seems to be a variety of control boards, which board are you referring to? I replaced the dispenser control circuit board (the one in the door) and ended up with the exact same issue. The lights stop blinking when I unhook the cavity/mullion heater harness, but the fridge also stops working....... You help would be most appreciated since we can't get a service tech in for two weeks.

  • notcool Jan 03, 2008

    That fixed the problem! Many thanks, we really appreciate your help!

  • D_I_Y_GUY Jan 26, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. Same refrigerator. model
    596-77532600. French doors, Freezer on the bottom. The lights on the
    front control panel flash/blink when the compressor is running and the
    ice door keeps opening and closing. I disconnected the ice door
    connection from the front panel board so that the door motor would not
    wear out. The refrigerator is still cooling/freezing which is good.
    Based on the solution described on this web site, I ordered a
    replacement main board (located on the back of the refrigerator. Part
    number "46 596 12920710". ($180.00 CDN) I noticed the sticker on the
    existing main board says "Maytag". Maytag ICE2O refrigerators have the
    exact same problem.

  • lloydainey Apr 04, 2008

    I bought the borad to $180 cdn. But when I looked at the manula I see that the code has to be programmed in first. before i put in the board tonite i will just try re-programming it...I am in the technology business and i see more software fail than hardware...I am hoping Sears it taking advantage of that...and althoguh i paid...you won't have to when i post a programming solution.

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Sorry to say this but the mother board has took a hit replace this and all will be well

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  • Bill Dozier Jan 02, 2008

    PULL THE REAR COVER OVER THE COMPRESSOR IF ITS THE MODEL IM THINKING ABOUT ON THE LEFT SIDE SHOULD BE A PLASTIC BOX IN SIDE THIS BOX IS THE MOTHER BOARD. I THINK THIS MODEL HAS ONE CHECK THIS FIRST GOOD LUCK

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